(Metro News) More cops deployed in public places in Manila

December 20, 2010 2:23 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) More cops deployed in public places in Manila 

MANILA, Dec. 19 –The Manila Police District (MPD) increased its police visibility especially in crowded areas in time for Yuletide season.

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PNP forms team to back up Vizconde massacre re-investigation

December 20, 2010 2:23 am· Comments Off on PNP forms team to back up Vizconde massacre re-investigation 

MANILA, Dec. 19 — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has formed a special investigation team that will assist in the re-investigation of the celebrated Vizconde massacre case.

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DOJ Glorietta blast panel wants more time for reinvestigation

December 20, 2010 2:23 am· Comments Off on DOJ Glorietta blast panel wants more time for reinvestigation 

MANILA, Dec. 19 – The Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecution panel conducting the reinvestigation of the 2007 Glorietta 2 explosion is requesting for more time to wrap up its fact-finding task as it failed to beat the Dec. 17 deadline due to the failure of retired Army Col. Allan Sollano to attend the past two hearings.

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PNP forms special probe team to assist in reinvestigation of Vizconde massacre

December 20, 2010 2:23 am· Comments Off on PNP forms special probe team to assist in reinvestigation of Vizconde massacre 

MANILA, Dec. 19 – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has created a special investigation team to assist in the reinvestigation of the celebrated Vizconde massacre case.

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DOJ chief hails Senate for crafting anti-torture law

December 20, 2010 2:23 am· Comments Off on DOJ chief hails Senate for crafting anti-torture law 

MANILA, Dec. 19 – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima has hailed the Senate for having the initiative to craft the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act No. 9745, also known as the Anti-Torture Law, which aims to protect Filipinos against acts of torture.

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15 people die in Tuguegarao hotel fire

December 20, 2010 2:23 am· Comments Off on 15 people die in Tuguegarao hotel fire 

MANILA, Dec. 19 — At least 15 people, mostly nursing students, died after a fire of still unknown origin hit a hotel in Tuguegarao City early Sunday morning, a police official said.

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(Metro News) Metro Manila sidewalks vendors get temporary relief from crackdown

December 20, 2010 2:23 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Metro Manila sidewalks vendors get temporary relief from crackdown 

MANILA, Dec. 19 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Sunday that the sidewalk vendors will get a reprieve this Holiday season from the authorities’ crackdown as long as they do not interfere or block the flow of traffic.

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Elderly people assured of P500 monthly social pension next year

December 20, 2010 2:23 am· Comments Off on Elderly people assured of P500 monthly social pension next year 

By Francis M. Bilowan

SAN PEDRO, Laguna, Dec. 19 – Senior Citizens Party-list Rep. Godofredo V. Arquiza on Saturday evening assured the country’s senior citizens of receiving their P500 monthly social pensions as soon as the guidelines implementing Republic Act 9994, or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act, are finalized early next year.

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Immigration deports American fugitive

December 20, 2010 2:23 am· Comments Off on Immigration deports American fugitive 

MANILA, Dec. 19 – The old adage, “Crime does not pay” proved true for an American pedophile who hid in the country for more than four years before he was nabbed and deported to the United States to face trial for child abused charges.

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Malacanang condoles with families of Tuguegarao fire victims

December 20, 2010 2:23 am· Comments Off on Malacanang condoles with families of Tuguegarao fire victims 

MANILA, Dec. 19 — Malacanang expressed condolences to the families of the victims of the fire that gutted down a hotel in Tuguegarao City as it called on concerned officials to ensure that safety standards are being followed by building administrators and owners of other establishments.

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